voxeljet AG, a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers, has announced the launch of a number of new speciality materials for its High Speed Sintering line of 3D printers.
Polypropylene is one of those most versatile polymers available with applications in virtually all of the plastics end-use markets. PP offers excellent electrical and chemical resistance at higher temperatures. Bumpers, cladding, and exterior trim are also available manufactured from polypropylene. Polypropylene developed for such applications provides low coefficient of linear thermal expansion and specific gravity, high chemical resistance and good weatherability, processability and impact/stiffness balance.
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is an elastomer that is fully thermoplastic. TPU is elastic and melt-processable and allows for the printing of ultra-flexible objects with very high levels of precision and resolution. TPU can provide a considerable number of physical property combinations, making it an extremely flexible material adaptable to dozens of uses such as construction, automotive and footwear.